Rooms from $525, elencanto.com
Hidden in the Santa Barbara hills, El Encanto’s uber-private bungalows have served as refuge for famous guests—like Clark Gable and Carole Lombard—looking to escape L.A. stress for almost 100 years. After a seven-year overhaul, the seven-acre property reopened this past March with both new amenities and bygone-era mystique intact. The 92 unique bungalows—each with its own patio or garden, and many with sweeping Pacific Ocean views—are hidden off meandering paths, amongst citrus trees and terraced gardens. Guests can borrow electric bikes to ride into town, but with a spa, lily pond, infinity pool and world-class restaurant, there’s really no reason to leave.